Date: June 9, 2015
Taipei (AFP) – Taiwan’s longest-serving death row prisoner, who says he confessed after being
tortured, could be given a last chance of freedom in a case that has sparked criticism from rights groups.
Lawyers for Chiou Ho-shun, 55, who has been on death row since 1989, lodged a motion for a retrial at the High Court in Taipei Tuesday after two retired police officers backed his torture claims.
The officers presented their evidence to the top government watchdog the Control Yuan in 2013 and that body recommended an “extraordinary appeal” to prosecutors. [FULL STORY]